The Otherworldly Beauty of the Surin Islands

The Otherworldly Beauty
of the Surin Islands

Not even the most beautiful insightful book on sea life by a seasoned marine biologist can quite
match the wonders of Koh Surin Marine National Park experienced first-hand. A full day
of ‘paradise on earth’ where postcard-perfect images will come alive.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Surin Islands National Marine Park is a paradise for gorgeous, diverse and prolific ecosystem complex, different from Similan and other underwater world of Thailand. Its 75% sea area includes the 300 meter gap that make up the main land masses of Koh Surin Nua and Koh Surin Tai and also smaller islets which lie a short distant offshore and are connected to the main islands by underwater ridges.

Surin Islands are considered the location of Thailand’s biggest coral reefs, 1,200 meters in width from the sandy beach to the seabed. The group of the islands also exhibits the best developed reefs, especially the area near Ao Jaak on the east where “Blue Hole” is developed and found the most in Thailand.

TRAIL ITINERARY

The Otherworldly Beauty of the Surin Islands

06:00 - 18:00

The day starts with a very early morning pick-up (around 6 am) by a driver to bring you to paradise on earth. The tour will commence by boarding onto a joint speed boat that will bring you safe and sound to the Surin Islands.

Marked as the top destinations in Thailand for its rich, diverse and immensely stunning marine life, the Surin Islands are among the most sought-after destinations for its sheer beauty. Thi National Marine Park is located in the Kuraburi district, Phang Nga province and covers 135 square kilometres encompassing five islands. The journey will take some time but it is worthwhile, given the stretch of white beaches, waters rich in marine life and excellent dive sites you will find there. The coral reefs at the Surin Islands are larger than anywhere else in Thailand. With only a diving mask, snorkel and fins, you can explore several dive sites including Ao Chong Kaad, Ao Tao, Ao Pak Kaad and Ao Suthep. Activities at Surin Islands do not limit to superb marine attractions like snorkelling and scuba diving. Surin Islands offer very tempting trails for you to explore. You will be fascinated by their flora and fauna unique in the evergreen forests of Koh Surin.

While there, we will include lunch surrounding these islets that make this such a tropical paradise. The afternoon is filled with even more parts of this unspoiled tropical paradise, with healthy forested islands surrounded by clear blue water. The beautiful coral reefs, various species of fish and soft sandy beaches are perfect for snorkelling, swimming or just relaxing.

After sailing back to the main land and your Phuket hotel at around 6 pm at one of the designated beaches, we guarantee that marine life cannot be better displayed!

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking assistance
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • Return speed boat transfer from and to the Surin Islands
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)
  • Use of life jacket, snorkelling equipment during the tour

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking assistance on board.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying along Phuket and Khao Lak’s main beaches. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • A minimum number of guests are required for this excursion to operate; many of our tours do not have limitations on group size, depending on the availability of seats and other factors. We regret that we are not able to communicate in advance about this.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This excursion only runs from November until April. The expected boat trip from the mainland to the Surin Islands takes approximately 129 minutes one way.
  • Recommended to bring: change of clothing (2 sets), towel, swim wear and slippers / waterproof sandals. We strongly advise not to bring any valuables with you as there are no lockers available.

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